Merit 2007

Nativity

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Nativity, City of Melbourne, emerystudio

emerystudio was tasked with designing temporary street decorations for the City of Melbourne's 2006/2007 holiday season. City officials dedicated a wall in a central city location for the installation of a nativity scene.

emerystudio steered the design solution away from the traditional crèche approach and instead designed a type-based solution founded on the "nativity text" from the Bible.

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PMP Wall

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PMP Wall, PMP Limited, emerystudio

Architect Bates Smart and client PMP Limited, a media production and magazine distribution company, requested a three-dimensional, textural, dramatically uplit installation to add pizzazz to a two-story reception area wall in the firm's Melbourne headquarters.

emerystudio responded with an abstract piece that refers to streams of digital information and the notion of a performance indicator, "a visual representation of the transition from chaos to order." Small fragments of the 23- by 26-ft. piece—made from humble MDF—are placed throughout the office.

emerystudio

The Savvy Gourmet

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The Savvy Gourmet, Zande+Newman Design

It's often said that in New Orleans, people live to eat rather than eat to live. Great food is central to the city's culture, and we're not just talking gumbo here. But when The Savvy Gourmet—a combination cooking school, kitchen supply store, and commercial catering operation—opened in 2005 in a formerly derelict auto garage, a new New Orleans food tradition was born.

Zande+Newman Design

Toronto Botanical Garden

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Toronto Botanical Garden, Adams + Associates Design Consultants

The Toronto Botanical Garden includes 12 contemporary-themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. Designed to inspire visitors to engage with nature, then go home and plant their own gardens, it also includes the newly renovated George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, an award-winning, LEED Silver building with an impressive 5,000-sq.-ft. glass-topped pavilion.

Adams + Associates Design Consultants

Van Nuys Flyaway

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Van Nuys Flyaway, Los Angeles World Airports, Sussman/Prejza & Company

The Van Nuys Flyaway is part of the Los Angeles World Airports' system of regional satellite depots that service Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via a park-and-ride system from the San Fernando Valley. Newly renovated and expanded, it functions as a remote airport terminal with flight and baggage check-in services. It eliminates an estimated 2,000-plus cars from the Los Angeles County roads and freeways each day, helping to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

Sussman/Prejza & Company

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